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'''Brown University''' is a Private university|private Ivy League Doctoral university|research university in Providence, Rhode Island|Providence, Rhode Island, United States, founded in 1764 as "The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." Brown is the List of Colonial Colleges|seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine List of Colonial Colleges|Colonial Colleges established before the American Revolution. At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the United States to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation.#Bronson|Bronson (1914), p. 30. Its engineering program was established in 1847 and was the first in the Ivy League. It was one of the early doctoral-granting U.S. institutions in the late 19th century, adding master and doctoral studies in...
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